Author Archives: Catherine

Catherine is the conference's media and events manager.

Meet the 2011 Faculty: D.A. Powell

Conference poets continue to make headlines. In March, frequent faculty member C.D. Wright [won the National Book Critics Circle Award](http://napawritersconf.org/20110319c-d-wright) for _One with Others: [a little book of her days]_. And a few weeks ago, 2011 faculty member D.A. Powell was [awarded a Guggenheim fellowship](http://www.usfca.edu/Newsroom/Learning/USF_Salutes_Three_Guggenheim_Fellows/). It’s not the first prestigious honor for Powell. His latest […]

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Plein air writing for springtime

With the start of May, spring has finally arrived in Wine Country. The grapevines are unfurling delicate tendrils on the trellises; blooms are bursting forth between vineyard rows, in yards and on hillsides; and allergy sufferers are sniffling (condolences!). If the current trend is any indication, conference week July 24-29 is on track to be […]

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Ideas for celebrating National Poetry Month

Shakespeare wrote, “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything” — and, thanks to National Poetry Month, April is also infused with language, rhythm, imagery and verse. The Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in 1996, and offers [a complete guide to marking the occasion](http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41) — including a [30-day Twitter marathon](http://twitter.com/POETSorg) featuring […]

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C.D. Wright and One with Others

On March 10, we were excited to learn that frequent conference faculty member C.D. Wright had won the National Book Critics Circle 2010 award for poetry for her book, _One with Others: [a little book of her days]_. In a blend of poetry and journalism, Wright pays tribute to her mentor, V, who was the […]

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Community, in New Form (and Name)

Last year, the conference marked its 30th anniversary. Reflecting on this milestone, we were struck by the relationships and sense of community that have developed in our midst over the decades. Pulitzers and National Book Awards have been won by our faculty; established writers have mentored new, uncertain ones; alumni have published their own works, […]

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